David Shrigley, an artist based in Glasgow has achieved international recognition; the success of this book has increased as his work has reached an ever-wider audience. In 2013 he was nominated for the prestigious Turner Prize. Originally published in 1996, this is now the eighth edition, with an original cover designed by the artist.
Shrigley’s work has been described as having the ability to make one laugh and cry at the same time. Working across different media – drawing, sculpture, photography and painting – Shrigley’s output defies categorisation and, indeed, resists analysis. Err illustrates the moral and artistic conundrums at the heart of contemporary commentary, using drawings full of bleak humour, that confound the brain and unsettle the soul.
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